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Jaffer Family History

Jaffer Name Meaning

Muslim: from a personal name based on Arabic ja?far ‘spring’, ‘source’, ‘rivulet’. The warrior Ja?far ibn-Abi-?Talib died heroically at the Battle of Mota (629), holding aloft the Muslim banner proclaiming ‘Paradise!’

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Haffer, Taffe, Saffer, Huffer, Raffel, Duffer, Maffeo, Jasper, Jarmer

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Where is the Jaffer family from?

You can see how Jaffer families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Jaffer family name was found in the USA, the UK, Canada, and Scotland between 1851 and 1920. The most Jaffer families were found in the USA in 1920. In 1880 there were 3 Jaffer families living in Michigan. This was about 75% of all the recorded Jaffer's in the USA. Michigan had the highest population of Jaffer families in 1880.
Use census records and voter lists to see where families with the Jaffer surname lived. Within census records, you can often find information like name of household members, ages, birthplaces, residences, and occupations.

What did your Jaffer ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Salesman and Secretary were the top reported jobs for men and women in the US named Jaffer. 20% of Jaffer men worked as a Salesman and 34% of Jaffer women worked as a Secretary. Some less common occupations for Americans named Jaffer were Cutter and Saleslady.

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations in 1940

  • Salesman
    20%
  • Laborer
    15%
  • Lawyer
    6%
  • Cutter
    6%

Top Female Occupations in 1940

  • Secretary
    34%
  • Clerk
    20%
  • Bookkeeper
    20%
  • Saleslady
    14%
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Census Records

There are 2,000 census records available for the last name Jaffer. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Jaffer census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Jaffer. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 173 military records available for the last name Jaffer. For the veterans among your Jaffer ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Jaffer lifespan?

Between 1954 and 2004, in the United States, Jaffer life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1998, and highest in 2000. The average life expectancy for Jaffer in 1954 was 71, and 55 in 2004.

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